Buses to outlying parts of Kandy and nearby towns such as Peradeniya, Ampitiya, Matale and Kegalle leave from near the clock tower.


With metered air-con taxis, Radio Cabs provides a comfortable alternative to three-wheelers. You may have to wait some time for your cab, especially if it’s raining and demand is heavy. With taxis (vans) that are not metered, settle on a price before you start your journey.


Expect to pay around Rs 300 for a three-wheeler from the train station to the southeast end of the lake.